I love cookbooks, you've all heard me say it many many times on my blogs. I have a huge collection and for some reason I just can't seem to stop collecting more, so when I was contacted by Lucky Leaf regarding their new Bake your Heart Out Recipe Book, I obviously said yes.
Best part is that I got to review a really good dessert cookbook, try some awesome yummies and I get to giveaway 2 cookbooks to 2 lucky readers on my blog. How cool is that?
So first, let me tell you all about the new cookbook and by the way, if you don't want to wait to see if you win one, or if you just want to go ahead and get a few more copies, you can do so by going here.
Cherry-Chocolate Macaroon Pie, Simple and Sweetie Blueberry Cobbler and Cherry Bliss Brownies are great for holiday parties and sharing with friends. How about making an ordinary winter morning special for your family with Sweet Apple-Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal? Yum!
Oh yeah, there are 20 delicious recipes in there including colorful photos :)
So the first thing I tried, was actually for my daughter Jasmine, who loves cherries. I will tell you right now that I am not a big fan of cherries or cherry anything, if it's not the actual fresh fruit, I don't like it, so I made this with the intent of surprising her and not having a bite at all LOL
But.......I did. And I loved it, it was really good and I tell you that as a cherry hater.
Sweet Vanilla Cherry Cake
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
¾ cup cooking oil
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon vanilla
Dash of salt
1 21-ounce can LUCKY LEAF ® Regular or Premium Cherry Pie Filling
1 Tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Beat together eggs, sugar, oil, flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt.
Spread 2/3 of the batter into a greased 13”x9” baking pan.
Spread LUCKY LEAF Cherry Pie Filling on top of batter.
Drop the remaining batter by spoonfuls on top of the pie filling layer.
Stir together the sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of cake.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Serve warm or cooled.
Another recipe that is included in the cookbook which I've actually been making for a while, is the Blueberry Cobbler. YUM!
There are quite a few others in there that I plan on trying but I'm waiting for my in laws to arrive next week :)
Now for the giveaway, like I said above, Lucky Leaf is giving two readers a cookbook each. Here are the rules:
- Leave a comment including your email address
- Go on over and LIKE the Lucky Leaf page on Facebook
I am running the contest until the end of the week so that we can try and get those books out to the winners before Christmas. I said try, because they will be coming directly from Lucky Leaf, so don't hold me to it especially with the holiday mail rush. :)